Tour with Sommelier to Carmignano with Visit to 2 Wine Cellars and Guided Tasting of 3 Wines
Excursions & day trips

Tour with Sommelier to Carmignano with Visit to 2 Wine Cellars and Guided Tasting of 3 Wines

Language: English , Italian , French
Availability: Daily at 2 pm
Printed ticket only
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Visit the Villa Medicea in Poggio a Caiano
  • Discover Carmignano, a lovely little village near Florence
  • Vineyards tour and visit of two wine cellars
  • Guided tasting of three wines with a sommelier
What to expect

This charming and unique country place called Carmignano (West of Florence) was chosen by the Grand Duke Cosimo III to be one of only four areas dedicated to wine production in 1716, even if wine had been produced in Carmignano since the Etruscan time. In the 18th century, the producers of the Carmignano region developed a tradition of blending Sangiovese with Cabernet Sauvignon, long before the practice became popularized by the "Super Tuscan" of the late 20th century.

Visiting Carmignano vineyards, farms and cellars you will understand the history of this wine.

In this tour you will get to visit 2 different cellars: Two different places in the heart of Carmignano DOCG, two different wines, two different philosophies.

You will see how a bottle of this precious wine “grows”, from the Heart to the consumer. We will show you how a wine-maker creates a wine, a blend of at least 50 percent sangiovese, up to 20 percent cabernet sauvignon, plus 20 percent caniolo nero and five percent mammolo and/or colorino.

You will taste 3 different wines, “born” in Carmignano DOCG. A white wine made of Trebbiano and Malvasia del Chianti, a Rosè wine 100% Sangiovese and a “Riserva” of Red Carmignano, though not as powerful as its Tuscan cousins whose grapes come from lower altitudes, has firm tannins, slightly lower acidity and a great deal of herbaceous aromas. All those wines will be match with typical Tuscan finger food.

This tour is leaded by Alessio Cecchini a sommelier nearly graduated in enology at the Università degli studi di Firenze.

Minimum puchase: 2 tickets.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Transfer from/to Florence
    • Wine, food and cost of sommelier guide
    Reduced price
    • Child 6-12 years old: reduced
    • Child up to 6 years old: free
    Where
    Meeting point:
    Santa Maria Novella Station Ramp towards Viale Filippo Strozzi near the rail 16
    When

    Daily at 2 pm

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    Provider
    annalisa.menconi@slowtourtuscany.it
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.

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